Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

***Caution:  Contains Spoilers***

Oooookay, and now I’m back to the crying while listening.  Not big gulping sobs, not even tears streaming down my face, but I definitely was teary eyed and a little choked up for, oh, like 10% of the book.  Hedwig dying didn’t get me so much this time, because it all happens so fast Harry barely has time to reflect on it, but Fred!  Tonks!  Lupin!  Harry himself (sort of, almost).  And most gut-wrenching of all, Dobby.

Yes, I suppose people are right when they said that Rowling could have used an editor, that the book went on a bit long, but, honestly, I’m glad it did.  I felt the same way when I was listening to the audio that I did when I read this book for the first time: I wanted to experience the denouement of the book, of the whole series, but I also didn’t want either of those things to end.  How could there be no more Potter books coming from Rowling’s pen?  How can I already be through all of the books with Dale’s narration?  Now the only thing I have to look forward to from this franchise are the two movies that will make up the last book.  Sad, sad, sad.

This review was done with a book borrowed from the library.

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5 comments to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Amy

    I had to put the book down for a few minutes when Dobby died because I was crying so much. I don’t listen to many audio books but I think I might see if I can find these and some time to listen to them.

  • iBeeNORM

    The British audiobooks read by Stephen Fry were PHENOMENAL! Fry was awesome at bringing the characters to life throughout the series, I highly recommend them if you get the chance

  • I totally agree….the book went on a bit too long, however, I didn’t want the whole sereis to end so I wasn’t very upset about the length. The one thing I REALLY didn’t like was the epilogue. I felt cheated. I would have rather imgagined the future. I know ~why~ she did it….I just didn’t like it!

    I agree with the above poster about Dobby. When he and Hedwig died…I think I might have been more upset than when some of the human characters died.

  • You are kicking my butt at my own challange! LOL

  • Natasha

    When HP7 first came out, my husband and I read out loud to eachother, since we only had 1 copy of the book. I was reading when we came to the section on Doby and I bawled through the entire thing! I love it when an author can move me to tears!